C K Harishkumar, who was Senior Manager – Advertising, till recently, at The Printers (Mysore), has been promoted as Assistant General Manager – Advertising. He joined The Printers (Mysore) in May 2003, before which he worked at Nav Bharat, Bangalore. Starting his career with Getit Yellow Pages, he then moved to the ABP Group, with whom he spent three years in Bangalore.
Synovate, a leading global market research firm, has roped in Rahul Varma as Associate Director to handle its strategic sectoral research and new business development. He has moved from IMRB and has wide experience in FMCG, liquor, beverages, automotive, media and financial services sectors. Varma is a management graduate from Sydehnam Institute of Management, Mumbai, and holds a degree in mechanical engineering from RVCE, Bangalore. He has done stints with Tata Economic Consultancy Services, Daewoo Motors and ACNielsen.
Dale Moss has been appointed COO of Jet Airways. He will be based in Mumbai. Moss will report to CEO Wolfgang Prock-Schauer, and will be responsible for Passenger Sales, Cargo & Operation, Information Technology, IT Network and Communication. Moss, an American national, has over 20 years experience in the airline industry. His most recent appointment was as Director of Worldwide Sales & Marketing, Worldwide Cargo, for British Airways, based in London from 1998–2004.
Shriram Transport Finance Company Limited, a leading player in the NBFC segment and India’s largest truck financing company, announced the signing up of veteran actor Dharmendra as its brand ambassador. The signup is for a period of one year, beginning May 2006.
Bennett, Coleman and Company has acquired 1.42 per cent in the country's first low-cost carrier Air Deccan. According to the company's draft red herring document filed with the Securities and Exchange Board of India, the stake is valued between Rs 15.70 crore and Rs 18.31 crore.